Monday, February 1, 2016

Yarn Fanatic Party #55 - Week 1 - The Silk Drop Sponsored Giveaway!

Welcome to the 55th Yarn Fanatic Link Party, and my 38th as co-host, alongside Rachel from The Philosopher's Wife.

While searching through previous Yarn Parties I came across the first one and realized that last month marked my One Year Anniversary of co-hosting the Yarn Fanatic Party!! Woo!! How exciting, and they keep getting better and better! Thanks for sharing with us, and being a part of the Yarn Fanatic Party family :)

Since our last party I have shared the following projects. They are shown in the order of appearance, newest being last:
Plastic Treasure Etsy Treasury - Etsy Finds & Features
Lots of fun Plastic Canvas Finds here!

Most Clicked (From the YFP#54):
Left to Right, Top to Bottom: 

Wintersky Beanie from Lunamon Design - Paid Knitting Pattern. This is a very pretty hat pattern. I really like the dark pink, gray and white color combo. It makes the "snow" pop. The way the hat closes up is really neat too - in a spiral!

Making Tiny Gifts from Van Dani - Crochet Inspiration. These adorable little flower earrings began as a gift idea, but after the first pair, Van Dani couldn't help but work up a few others and I can't blame her! So cute!

Easy Textured Washcloths from Olives n Okra - Free Crochet Pattern. Washcloths are one of the easiest and quickest projects to work up and make a great addition to your home as well as great gifts! Stock up, and add these to your "gift closet" - a concept not new to us, but great idea. My friend Marie from Underground Crafter wrote a nice little article if you need help getting started.

Slippers from Anna Simple Crochet - Crochet Inspiration. These slippers do look oh so warm and comfy! I really like the placement of the stripes in these too - very clever and appealing.

EyeLoveKnots Yarn Favorites:
20 Yarn-Tastic Jewelry Projects - Yarn Fanatic Party Features

My Philosopher Favorite:
Have you seen what Rachel has been working on? Find out more in her WIPS: Sick & Knitting post. She also shares a dilemma I am sure MOST of us can relate too - me especially, hehe.

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This Month's Giveaway is sponsored by The Silk Drop, offering "high quality silk and luxury yarns, hand dyed with professional acid dyes at amazing prices." One winner will receive an $18 Gift Certificate to purchase some luxury yarn from The Silk Drop! Make sure you stop by and visit The Silk Drop on Facebook. I recently became a fan myself and I just love all the random giveaways they have, and all of the great pattern ideas they share that would pair well with their yarn plus notifications to newly clearanced yarns and sales!
I am loving these yarns! Earth Tones DK Weight Yarn, Electric Blue Worsted Weight Yarn, Coral DK Weight Yarn, and Silver Lining Beaded Silk Novelty Yarn. How about you?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Must be 18 Years or Older to enter. US only. Void where prohibited. Winner has 48 hours to respond to notification, or another winner will be chosen. Social media not affiliated with this giveaway. The Silk Drop is responsible for prize fulfillment, not EyeLoveKnots nor The Philosopher's Wife.

Remember you can enter multiple times by coming back daily. The entries will reset so you can reclick them, but the counters at the top will not - those will have your total entries for the month.

Call for Sponsors!
Are you a pattern designer - Crochet, knit, plastic canvas, embroidery, latch hook, pom pom crafts, and other yarny crafts... Or do you design yarn related graphics, shirts, buttons, printables, tote bags? Maybe you are a yarn dyer? Or perhaps you have a really large yarn stash and you are looking to do a de-stashing of them? We are in need of giveaway sponsors for the Yarn Fanatic Party! If you are interested in teaming up with Rachel of The Philosopher's Wife and I to sponsor a giveaway at one of our parties, PLEASE contact either Rachel or I.
Join the Party!

The Yarn Fanatic Party will begin every Monday afternoon, and run through Sunday night. You have all week and weekend to post your fantastic yarn related projects!

Please share projects that are family friendly, and YARN RELATED; ie Crochet, Knit, with an extension to include Cross Stitch, Needlepoint on Plastic Canvas and Embroidery.
Also make sure you are linking up to your blog post, and just just your blog's home page.
We encourage you to:

*Become a Follower of the blog where you linked up. Following both is also greatly appreciated!
Alexandra of EyeLoveKnots

Rachel of The Philosopher's Wife

*Check out the other Great Projects that have been linked up!

*Spread the comment love!

Features will be chosen weekly. By linking up, you give us permission to feature your item.

*If you don't have a blog, you can still share with us by creating a Free Flickr Account - powered by Yahoo. Add your projects there, and then come back here with the link for the project.

*Link ups cannot be to Etsy listings or Ravelry pages where patterns are sold. You can link to blog posts, Flickr or Facebook pages, Pins, etc that are directed towards it, but can't directly link to it. 

To be clearer though, Raverly pages of finished projects are okay to share. Sorry for the inconvenience! That's per InLinkz guidelines. Thanks!


  1. Hey, Alexandra - I'm so glad you stopped by with a reminder; I love this party, but I keep missing it! Thanks for hosting!

    1. Glad you made it :) I always love seeing what you're working on!

  2. Thanks for sharing my easy crochet washcloths!

    1. They were enjoyed by many of our visitors making them one of our most clicked :) Great project!

  3. Thanks for this opportunity! these are awesome yarns! I'd love to just wrap myself in them. I'd never heard of this yarn before, so really appreciate the intro from you and "the philosopher's wife"!

    1. Rachel does a great job at finding new yarn shops and fun accessories for us. Really glad you could join us :)